#1
Allright. Simple thread. I really am having a hard time finding a lot of info about Blues Roots and History, so i figured I'd come here. I'm hoping that, despite the low posting that goes on here, that this thread can be a success.

I'll start off:

From what did BB King get his nickname (BB)?


Ill try to update in this post who's answered the most correctly, although, I'm not going to bother with it if there minimal posting.


Try not to cheat (Use Google, or other websites, etc.)

Happy posting
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#3
Quote by jimmyjimjim
wasn't it his nickname for his radioshow? its blues boy


Precisely. That was in Guitar World last month. they did a whole thing on BB King and all his greatest hits.
#4
okay, ill go. who was the record executive who didnt let buddy guy use distortion on his records?
#5
Quote by jimmyjimjim
wasn't it his nickname for his radioshow? its blues boy


That's only part of the story.

Originally, he was doing adverts for Pepticon, playing and singing the Jingle

"Pepticon sho' is good, you can get it anywhere in yo' neighbourhood"

And was known as the Pepticon Boy.

Later he became known as the Beale Street Blues Boy.

Which was shortened to Blues Boy.

Which was shortened to BB.
#6
Quote by jimmyjimjim
okay, ill go. who was the record executive who didnt let buddy guy use distortion on his records?


Thats in my B.B. King box set but i dont have it on me...


Sam Phillips maybe?

What song did Howlin' Wolf have to literally strum Clapton's hand on his guitar to get him to learn?

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#7
Quote by StaggHound
That's only part of the story.

Originally, he was doing adverts for Pepticon, playing and singing the Jingle

"Pepticon sho' is good, you can get it anywhere in yo' neighbourhood"

And was known as the Pepticon Boy.

Later he became known as the Beale Street Blues Boy.

Which was shortened to Blues Boy.

Which was shortened to BB.


Thats what i was looking for
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#8
Quote by IrishBlues
Thats in my B.B. King box set but i dont have it on me...


Sam Phillips maybe?

What song did Howlin' Wolf have to literally strum Clapton's hand on his guitar to get him to learn?

Are you thinking of the recording of 'Little Red Rooster' with Steve Winwood (and others whom I forget)?
#9
Something I dind't know till recently(my dad told me)


ALl this fuss that goes on about Jimmy Page stealing Willie Dixon songs(WHole lotta love, or whatever) it's a tad redundant.


As all these old blues songs had been around for ages, there was just a period in time when everyone went around copywrighting as many as they could. Willie Dixon was just one of the few white black folk to get his hands on some.

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#11
^ Haha

Yes Little Red Rooster is correct.

And I dont want to start a Jimmy Page discussion but heres my opinion. I like Jimmy Page and I dont think that he is "stealing". Blues is know for the generations passing on music and Jimmy Page loved the blues. Just as the Rolling Stones were heavily influenced by Muddy Waters (thats where they got the name for the band) and Clapton from Robert Johnson. Jimmy Page was just paying tribute to the bluesman. Yes I will agree he didnt come right out and say that "This song is from ...", whereas somebody like Stevie Ray Vaughan did.

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#12
Who, other than Willie Dixon, accused Jimmy Page of stealing his ideas when he stole "You Shook Me?"
"There's Jimmy Page, one of the biggest thieves of American black music to ever walk the Earth."
#13
Quote by StaggHound
Willie Dixon was white black?!



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#15
Quote by Steve Cropper
Earl Hooker

Totally wrong.
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#17
Quote by ledhed68
Jeff Beck

Yessir
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#18
Quote by fenderfreak101
Allright. Simple thread. I really am having a hard time finding a lot of info about Blues Roots and History, so i figured I'd come here. I'm hoping that, despite the low posting that goes on here, that this thread can be a success.

I'll start off:

From what did BB King get his nickname (BB)?


Ill try to update in this post who's answered the most correctly, although, I'm not going to bother with it if there minimal posting.


Try not to cheat (Use Google, or other websites, etc.)

Happy posting

Also, buy Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey - it tells everything you need to know about the blues up to about 1999
#20
Sonny Boy Williamson II

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#21
Who did Eric Clapton cover before he even debuted?
"There's Jimmy Page, one of the biggest thieves of American black music to ever walk the Earth."
#23
Quote by ufossuck
Who did Eric Clapton cover before he even debuted?

Everyone! His standard was 'Nobody Knows You...', though I must confess I can never remember who did the original
#25
Aleck Miller, though more commonly known as "Rice" Miller. The answer I was looking for to that last question was J.J. Cale, by the way. Clapton did "After Midnight" before J.J. Cale released it on his debut album.

Speaking of J.J. Cale, what's his middle initial. (Hint: it's not J)
"There's Jimmy Page, one of the biggest thieves of American black music to ever walk the Earth."
#26
I see, I misunderstood the question, thinking that "he" referred to Clapton, thought it seemed a bit of a stupid one to ask! Don't know about Cale's middle initial
#27
Jean Jacques Cale

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#28
Quote by IrishBlues
Jean Jacques Cale

Not Even Close, because that starts with J. As I said J is not his middle initial.
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#29
All I know about J.J. Cale's middle-name is that it starts with "W", and that "Jaques" was a name given to him by a Frenchie.

I'm not entirely sure, but I'm assuming the W actually stands for something.

I checked my Rolling Stone's Encyclopedia to Rock and Roll, and they have J.J. Cale born as Jean Jaques Cale, lol.
#30
Quote by TheHeartbreaker
All I know about J.J. Cale's middle-name is that it starts with "W", and that "Jaques" was a name given to him by a Frenchie.

I'm not entirely sure, but I'm assuming the W actually stands for something.

I checked my Rolling Stone's Encyclopedia to Rock and Roll, and they have J.J. Cale born as Jean Jaques Cale, lol.

Yeah, you hit the nail on the head there. I guess he figured J.J. Cale sounded better than J.W. Cale. His name is John W. Cale and whoever thought his name was Jean Jaques Cale is and idiot. He was born in Tulsa for God's sake!
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#31
Yeah theres tons of sites that have him as Jean ... dont know his real middle name ... im gonna guess Walter

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#33
Quote by TheHeartbreaker
Well, I guess it's my turn.

Uh... Wow, I suck at making questions...

Who played harmonica on The Allman Brothers "Enlightened Rogues" album?

ive allways suspected it was gregg, or dickey betts
#35
john hammond Jr? i know he played with them a few times, back in the day. yes, i know that for a fact, as i had a conversation about duane with im not 3 weeks ago (idk if he recorded anything, though).
#36
Blues master Robert Johnson was famed for going down to the crossroads and learning guitar from the devil. But what other instrument did Robert Johnson play?

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#37
The human voice.
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#38
Quote by Steve Cropper
The human voice.


Good answer ... i actually read that he knew how to play piano but know that i looked it up I cant find any other website supporting it

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Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

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